Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Baseball's Home Run Enigma

Friday, April 01, 2016

After a decade of decline, home runs are on a dramatic uptick in Major League Baseball. But no one knows exactly why. From global warming to drug use, theories abound. 


Trump’s Abortion Gaffe

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Donald Trump's abortion comments and the battery charges against his campaign manager could set the tone for the rest of his campaign. 

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Marco Benevento: 'The Story of Fred Short'

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ubiquitous jazz and jam-band musician Marco Benevento's latest solo album, "The Story of Fred Short," is named for a Native American man who lived on his land in Upstate New York. 


Chicago's New Police Chief Faces Violent Challenges

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel named Eddie Johnson as the new chief of the Chicago Police department. But the reform efforts come as the city's murder rates are up 84 percent in 2016. 

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Obama Faces Heroin and Opiate Epidemic

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

As President Obama increases his efforts to tackle America's opiate and heroin epidemic, we speak with a doctor and and drug expert to examine if enough is being done. 

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Reigniting the Falklands Conflict

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A controversial ruling from a UN commission earlier this week extended the maritime territory of Argentina, which now includes the long-disputed Falkland Islands. 

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The Candidate and The Secretary: Analyzing The Clinton Campaign

Monday, March 28, 2016

Kim Ghattas has spent much of her career covering the Middle East. Now she's covering the Hillary Clinton campaign, and provides an outsider perspective on the 2016 election.

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In Colombia, Betting on Trust to End 50 Years of Violence

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Yesterday was supposed to be the deadline for a peace deal between FARC rebels and the Colombian government. Though talks are ongoing, can this 50 year conflict ever come to an end?


Reading Risk: Understanding Belgium's Security Failures

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday's deadly attacks exposed both Belgium's internal issues, and its intelligence and security fractures with the rest of Europe. 

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In Florida, Treatment Scammers Prey on Addicts Looking for Help

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

In Florida, heroin treatment centers and marketers are using insurance scams and loopholes to profit off heroin addicts by keeping them in a cycle of addiction. 

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Destroying the 'Disruption' Myth

Monday, March 21, 2016

The idea of "disruption" can tempt companies to throw out all of their previous success just to embrace the new. But that isn't always a winning strategy.

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Sanders Prepares for the Long Haul

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

After Tuesday's primary results, what's next for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders's campaign? His press secretary answers here.

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The Colonial Epidemic that Explains Modern America

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

From 1721 Boston to 2016 Flint, one author believes that politically-charged health crises explain the development of modern America. 

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Mission Accomplished? Russia Withdraws from Syria

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the international community with his announcement that he was pulling most of Russian forces out of Syria. 

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Holding Out Hope: Opposition Groups Join Syrian Peace Talks

Monday, March 14, 2016

After years of failure, is a new Syria really in reach? A former adviser to General David Petraeus weighs in.

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Will The Buckeye State #FeelTheBern?

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The chair of the Ohio Democratic Party examines if Bernie Sanders's Michigan victory spells trouble for the Clinton campaign in next week’s Ohio primary. 


The Fine Line Between Medicine and Doping

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Tennis star Maria Sharapova claims she was prescribed a drug called meldonium to treat an irregular heartbeat and the flu. In January, it was classified as a performance enhancing drug. 

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A Diary of Life Under ISIS

Monday, March 07, 2016

A new project provides a first-person look at life under the Islamic State.


Unwinding The 2016 Election

Friday, March 04, 2016

George Packer, staff writer at The New Yorker, argues that inequality is to blame for our current political mess. 

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Say What? Meet the Person Who Puts Captions to the Presidential Debate

Thursday, March 03, 2016

While the 2016 debates have been hard enough to make sense of for casual viewers, it is a captioner's job to provide some clarity. 

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